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Shadelight

Doom Screen Saver

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I remember a screen saver that I had a while ago on an old PC that had Doom monsters go across the screen, does anyone know what I am talking about?

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Do you mean this old thing?


(540x700 139k)

Nice little bit of nonsense that runs WAAAAAAAY to fast on anything from a Pentium 2 onwards. :(

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GreyGhost said:

Do you mean this old thing?

He he, I have that. Even before the speed of modern machines broke it, it wasn't exactly the best bit of software. :)

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There was a sourceport (Desktop Doom I think) that worked as a screensaver. When the saver activated, it played demos.

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Enjay said:

There was a sourceport (Desktop Doom I think) that worked as a screensaver. When the saver activated, it played demos.


That's an awesome idea! How long ago was that? I wonder if anyone would ever adapt a modern port to do that. I hate screensavers, but this would be awesome.

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The commercial screensaver shows up on eBay now and then, that's where I found my copy. As for DesktopDoom, the older version's the one to get if you want to watch demos, the newer version plays bot deathmatches.

Nomad said:

That's an awesome idea! How long ago was that? I wonder if anyone would ever adapt a modern port to do that. I hate screensavers, but this would be awesome.

Agreed. Nine years. DesktopDoom 2.0.57 used ZDoom as it's base. Agreed.

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Is it possible to get DesktopDoom somewhere still? The DesktopDoom page is borked, and it doesn't seem to be in the archives...

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cant seem to get desktop doom working. it starts up fine, but after that all it does is show the TITLEPIC and CREDIT images, like regular zdoom. when i try to do something by pressing a key it just exits...

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Read the documentation in the DoomDesktop2/Documentation folder.

Works like a charm for me! I might have to whip up a couple maps for this. The default one is retarded. :D

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ducon said:

Once I tried to run PrBoom with Xscreensaver, but it didn’t work.

It will work with Chocolate Doom, I put support into it for running under xscreensaver..

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